Since the request, the ad has removed Lee but still features Cruz and Paul.
So what would this do for Republicans? But that didn't stop Alabama Republicans from making him their Senate nominee a year later. Luther Strange, R-Ala., who lost in the primary to Moore, would be an eligible write-in candidate, said John Bennett, an official at the state secretary of state's office. (I guess he's never heard of the Immaculate Conception?) And overpaid propaganda tool Sean Hannity was forced to apologize for calling Moore's alleged relations with the fourteen-year-old "consensual".
It's the distance that would matter to the state Republican party, and more so for the national party.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee was dropped from a joint fundraising agreement that benefits Moore's campaign, paperwork filed Friday with the FEC shows.
Moore has said he plans to continue his campaign and there has been no signal from the state Republican Party that they are seriously considering seeking to disqualify him from the December 12 general election ballot.
Taking it a step further, Ziegler called Moore "clean as a hound's tooth" and cited the former judge's long and "wonderful" married life as proof of his good character. The other said her mother forbade her from going out with Moore. But most have said he should do so only if the accusations are proven true.
Three other womensaid that Moore asked them on dates when they were between the ages of 16 to 18, and that when two of them actually went on the dates, it never went beyond kissing. The Post quoted four women on the record and had 30 sources in total. First, this doesn't necessarily preclude NRSC support down the road for Moore, although it's clear the committee wants nothing to do with him at the moment.
Whether Skipper's prediction proves true remains to be seen. "He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of", McCain tweeted.
They fear the controversy could exacerbate the party's broader Trump-era challenge in appealing to college-educated suburban voters - the same group that fueled a big Democratic victory in the Virginia governor's race this week.
They're all true. I wouldn't couldn't make this stuff up. Bennett says In such a scenario, even if Moore earned more votes than the Democrat, the state canvassing board would declare the Democrat the victor. Middle grounds don't usually provide profiles in courage, but it's better than nothing ...
The bombshell story by The Postreported that Leigh Corfman, who was 14 at the time, was approached by Moore, who was 32 and working as district attorney.
After The Washington Post article published, Moore sent out a fundraising pitch that included a photo of him with Lee, as well as GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
The Jones campaign said in a statement that "Roy Moore needs to answer these serious charges".
Has Lee rescinded his endorsement?
Zeigler also questioned the truthfulness of the allegation and noted Moore's strong denial. The standard for voters isn't guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but whether the evidence suggests that the candidate would be worthy of public trust.
The accusations were made in a report in The Washington Post on Thursday.
"Humphrey Bogart started dating Lauren Bacall when she was a teenager", said state Auditor Jim Ziegler, referring to the then-19-year-old actress.